Affens wrote:What "caps" did the real world have? :P
Bronze, iron, bone, arrow, bolt...
Militarization of flight.
Splitting the atom?
Real world could very well evolve virtually endlessly as there is always a slight improvement to be made.
This follows from the fact that nothing is perfect.
Thus, the arms race in game just mirrors the real world.
Sucks to finish second in that one.
Potjeh wrote:Generally, I think that various pieces of equipment should all have their UA and/or Melee rating, and your total cap is determined by simple addition of all your gear's ratings. That would open room for a lot more strategy in equipment selection, rather than everyone wearing steel plate and dragon helm in a developed world. Oh, and thanes should just boost your cap rather than boost your actual melee, since it'd be too easy to make a competitive combat character otherwise (which would in turn foster griefing).